SAdding to the excitement of the recently announced Xpresso(TM) system-on-a-chip (SOC), Zucotto announces their involvement in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
Xpresso offers an enhanced implementation of Sun Microsystem's (Nasdaq:SUNW) Java 2 MicroEdition (J2ME) KVM(TM) environment, enabling millions of Java programmers to develop applications for new Java-enabled consumer devices. Zucotto is forming alliances with Bluetooth SIG members to integrate Bluetooth RF and baseband solutions into the Xpresso chip-sets.
Bluetooth Chips are estimated to exceed 250M Units by 2003, according to Cahners In-Stat Group report sited on the bluetooth Web site (www.bluetooth.com). The Bluetooth SIG, founded by Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia and Toshiba, has over 1300 members. Bluetooth components are small and low-cost, providing short range radio links between mobile devices and are the ideal extension of the Xpresso family, already bound for integration into cellular phones and PDAs.
The Xpresso family of products will deliver 20 - 40 times the performance, with less power consumption than comparable devices running on existing virtual machines, making it ideal for pervasive computing, wireless Internet and multimedia applications. Integral to Zucotto's end-to-end solution is SLICE(TM) which combines the Support Layer(TM) bolted to Sun's KVM. Zucotto has already filed multiple patents on elements of their solutions, and plan to demonstrate prototypes of their technology, integrated with bluetooth, at the CTIA show in February. First samples of Xpresso are expected later this year.
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